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Mr Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, says the passage of Water Resources Bill will boost irrigation farming system and enhance food security in the country. Adamu made this known when he appeared at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. He said that the bill would enhance both domestic and non-domestic use for irrigation, navigation, agricultural and fishery purposes as well as generation of hydro-electric energy. He said that the Federal...

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The Federal Government has approved N7 billion for the urgent rehabilitation of the 46.3km Cham to Numan road. Mr. Salihu Abubakar, Federal Controller of Works in Adamawa, made this known while inspecting the road. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road, located in Gombe and Adamawa States, has been in deplorable condition for many years. “Work on the project was delayed due to insufficient fund; the approval of the fund by the...

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Inaugurating the project in Riyom on Monday, Buratai said the hospital was built and equipped by the Nigerian Army. According to him, the gesture is part of Civil-Military Cooperation, aimed at winning the minds and hearts of the rural populace. He said the hospital would address the medical needs of the local people as well as commuters plying the Jos-Abuja road, especially victims of road traffic accidents. He explained that the facility would handle maternity...

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released its framework for the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). The framework was released by the Development Financing department of the apex bank through its official website on Monday. It stated that introduction of the Service-Based Tariff (SBT) in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) effective Sept. 1, had put increased emphasis on the need to close the metering gap in the NESI. “Closing this gap will enhance...

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Following the devastation caused by flood, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has directed the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools across the state. In a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the directive takes effect from Monday, October 19. The statement said Governor Diri’s decision was taken to avert further danger to lives. It said the governor gave the...

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By Abubakar Usman Abubakar  There’s need for every middle class and wealthy person to drill at least 1 Borehole in any community they can reach across the continents from now to 2025 and beyond if possible. According to World Health Organization, By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas. Let’s looks at the some of the statistics, In 2015, around 180,000 children under 5 years old die every year –...

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Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has inaugurated 100 units of Massey Ferguson Tractors for distribution to the 21 local government areas of the state to boost post-flood farming activities in the state. Bello, who inaugurated the tractors alongside farm implements and Educational materials on Wednesday in Lokoja, said the gesture was part of his government’s efforts to meet the yearnings and agitations for good governance in the state. He said that his administration undertook similar...

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N1.28billion for the purchase and installation of security equipment at seven stations of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) along Abuja-Kaduna-Kano lines. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, stated this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there have been reported cases...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent Following  protests by Adamawa indigines,  President Muhammadu Buhari  has approved N7 billion for the ‘urgent’ rehabilitation of the 46.3km Cham to Numan road. The road, located in Gombe and Adamawa States, has been in deplorable condition for many years a situation spurred protests. Mr Salihu Abubakar,Federal Controller of Works in Adamawa, announced the approval of the amount on Saturday while inspecting the road. According to him,  “work on the project...

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The Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) has commenced construction of a block of three classrooms and office in over three hundred (300) schools, and rehabilitation of classrooms and offices in four hundred (400) schools as well as construction of latrines in eighty seven (87) schools. The Executive Chairman of the Board, Dr Salihi Ateequ disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in his office added that eighty schools across Fufore and Guyuk local...

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